New Government

Australia now has a change of government basically on the back of a free pass given to the conservatives when the ruling party hit the self destruct button. This took any oxygen out of the achievements that might have given them kudos for re-election. Now we are stuck with a leader who looks to have been dragged straight off the set of “Mad Men”. A guy born into a wrong time period carrying a bunch of idea’s that firmly belong to the 1950’s.
Like dropping the price on carbon just when the new IPCC report is released stating more than ever humans are the biggest contributor to global warming. Then there is the crippling of the National Broadband project, the country’s biggest infrastructure expenditure since WW2. Equivalent to building the bridge across Sydney harbour then stopping halfway using wooden planks to fill the gap leaving the entire investment at risk. Oh and lets not forget the other flagship policy “stop the boats” for refugee arrivals by sea. Completely media driven without any rational thought process taking place on the repercussions for our Asian neighbours nor how it can be implemented in a practical way. Not exactly what you would call smart diplomacy. I just hope in 12 months time the consensus feeling is all about some new achievements and not “what have we done!”
Footnote: Unfortunately we have been screaming “What have we done” for the past two years but he just won’t go away. Most likely will go down in history as the worst government of all time in Australia.

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